Fantastic Voyage | Perennial Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
3.83/5
Very Good
360 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States
perennialbeer.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Milk Stout brewed with real coconut. (Brewed in Collaboration with Jim Leabig)

Added by TheSarge on 07-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,598
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
360
pDev:
16.97%
Bros Score:
4.16
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
38
Trade:
4
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 360 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of kingjohnh
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DamienI
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stortore
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maximum12
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ML bottle that I passed on several times at $20/22 – yeesh. Must be virgin, imported, hand-macheted coconut? Picked up at $15, & I had to think on that. Split with my wife.

The pour is black, with visible carbonation that doesn’t even cover the surface of the beer. Smells like chocolate & light roast – I think there’s coconut, but that might be the power of suggestion.

Fantastic Voyage – where are we going? The cast of Lord of the Flies would have rejected this beer, as they’d been subsisting on coconuts for months. Candy. Chocolates & coconuts with just a quid of roast in the background. Touches of cinnamon & gentle lactose round it out. Smooth. Too sweet to drink like the well of life, but half a bomber will suit my need for sugar just fine.

A very good, solid stout with a lovely touch of coconut – but why the hell in a bomber for a premium price? The easy answer is because idiots like me buy it. A one & done at the price, but attractive in a smaller, less pricey format.

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Photo of Lucular
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice milk stout base with a touch of sweetness, oaky vanilla, and smooth creaminess. The coconut is the star with lots of toasted coconut flavor and aroma.

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Photo of Jangoon24
4.42/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ladle69
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mbw314
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Riik3
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.23/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ZEB89
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HattedClassic
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours some very light brown head that dissipates very, very quickly. The beer itself has a nice creamy look and a bit thin while the beer itself is a good chocolate syrup black and looks very nice. The smell is pretty good. It has as good chocolate syrup note with a slight bitterness and creamy note to it. The taste is very good. It has a nice delicious mix of bitter cocoa and sweet milk chocolate flowing through the beer. There's a fairly light coconut note to it and a caramel note underneath everything that blends well with the chocolate to give it a bit of extra sweetness. The feel is pretty good. It has a pretty light body and extremely creamy with very light carbonation to it. Light body. This is a pretty good beer and worth getting and having for dessert.

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Photo of Mikexw
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hockey_Fan
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brocktune
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SFC21
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this beer on-tap in a mug at Special Brews in Lynnwood, WA.

Appearance: nice murky brown-black hue with a finger of frothy tan foam atop. Stouty!

Smell: sweet and redolent of toasted coconut and a little bit of chocolate. Kind of like a samoa cookie; I really like it.

Taste: just as sweet as the aroma, with a good dose of coconut and chocolate. There are caramel elements in here as well; it really works great as a dessert beer. I really like it.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a good level of carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: this is a really good beer for a sweet dessert brew. I like it a lot.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

9 oz serving tasted in a snifter from draft at Consume on November 22, 2017. The rebirth of Fantastic Voyage is a return to slow jams and silk sheets. We combine a smooth yet strong imperial milk stout base with a heap of dried coconut in the whirlpool. The result is a luscious blend of bakers chocolate, subtle roast, and sweet coconut.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.31/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

coconut is hot right now. everyone is doing one of these, and while this is better than a lot of them, its also kind of samey at this point. this is becoming the new blood orange hoppy beer, which literally everyone with a brewing license has made over the last couple of years. soon there will be more of these than we can care about, but i liked this a lot even still. the coconut here has a nice wintery, warming, toasted quality, but also a fresh creaminess with the lactose, which i think is overdone here, but i like it texturally, the beer is just too sweet to drink a ton of. the aroma is the best part, the coconut is really forward but also incredible natural, thats where this one is better than others for me. the base stout is also excellent, its huge, sweet, and boozy, thick and rich for sure, but there is some nice deep roast to the grain, a needed coffee type bitterness to it, and a long delicious finish, it would be great even without the coconut. i love all the body, this feels hearty and wintery, is just boozy enough, but really feels fancy to me. coconut sweetness and nuttiness, frosting, and coffee, delicious but something i really can only handle about a glass of before it gets to be a bit too much. i am getting less and less interested in dessert type stouts and porters personally lately for whatever reason, maybe just fatigue from so many, but this is one of the good ones. well worth the modest asking price.

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Photo of Erik-P
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Solid shiny black with a thin. light tan ring.

Smell is a bit stale, with musty cocoa, cola, acidic coffee and nut, while taste gives the first note of coconut blending with chocolate and nutty amaretto to become a sort of candy bar cocktail. There are also hints of cola.

A soft light body with a big but light froth finishes semi-dry.

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Fantastic Voyage from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 360 ratings